|HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL (LAST SCHOOL)||Clifton, N.J./Clifton HS|
2010-11 (SENIOR): Won national championship at 157, closing the year on a 15-match winning streak and defeating No. 3 Thomas Straughn of Notre Dame College, 4-3, in overtime in finals … Claimed Gorriaran Award as the Most Outstanding Wrestler in national tournament … First three-time All-American and second national champion in school history … Finished regular season ranked second nationally … Compiled 28-7 overall mark, including 7-2 against ranked opponents, competing at 157 (17-1), 165 (10-6) and 174 (1-0) … Totaled eight pins, seven technical falls and three major decisions … Opened year at 174, earning victory in only match before moving to 165 … Won three matches at Eastern Michigan Open before injuring right leg, forcing three straight injury defaults and sixth-place finish … Earned four victories in return one month later at Ohio Northern Invitational … Claimed three victories in four matches at Newberry Duals … Won first two matches at 157 before falling to then-No. 1 Straughn at NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals … Earned victories in every remaining match, taking first place at Mid-South Championships, NAIA East Region Qualifier and NAIA National Championships.
2009-10 (JUNIOR): Compiled a 12-2 mark at 165 … Went 5-2 at Hokie Open before winning last seven matches of season … Picked up three wins at King College Open … Earned four victories at Cumberland Open.
2008-09 (SOPHOMORE): Named All-American, competing at 149 … Won three matches in Missouri Valley Open … Finished third with six wins at Central Missouri Open … Claimed third place in NAIA Eastern Regional by winning three straight matches after falling in opener … Earned three victories and finished seventh at National Championships.
2007-08 (FRESHMAN): Finished third at National Championships and named All-American in the 149 weight class.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-sport athlete at Clifton HS in Clifton, N.J. … Compiled 141-15 record … Four-time All-County and All-League selection … Finished second in state as junior and third as senior … Named Most Valuable Wrestler two years and school’s Athlete of the Year … Voted Most Athletic as senior … Also lettered in football and lacrosse.
PERSONAL: Corey Alan Bleaken … Son of Tom and Denise Bleaken … Born December 13, 1987 … Majoring in Criminal Justice … Brother, Cody, also wrestles at Cumberland … Brother, Craig, wrestled at Sacred Heart University.